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Sub Specialty:
Cranial Base Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Hamot
UPMC Shadyside
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Presbyterian

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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119 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Department of Neurological Surgery
UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St.
Suite B400
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-3685



MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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December 09, 2016

I am so thankful that Edward Monaco was my surgeon. He was very confident with myself as well as my family each time he soon with us which in turn made us confident in his decisions. He made me feel at ease speaking with him and I believe made this entire process go as smooth as it did. The work he did on the incision also shows he has a lot of skill in what he does. my entire family, especially myself, are so grateful for him and all that he does!

December 08, 2016

it was an awesome experience. I had major brain surgery and Dr. Monaco took the time to sit down with my family and myself. I cannot praise him enough for how confident he made me feel. I was not very nervous going into the ER due to my faith in The Great Dr. Monaco. This was my first experience with Dr. Monaco and it was wonderful. I would recommend to everyone.

December 08, 2016

Dr. Monaco performed an excellent neurosurgery. It's success is the leading positive prognosticator for my continuing regimens of radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

December 01, 2016

I believe that Dr Monaco represents the best in medical care that UPMC has to offer. This is based on over two years of care from him and his group in the Gamma Knife Department. I have complete faith in him and his care and advice.

November 17, 2016

Your The Best . Thank You .

November 11, 2016

Outstanding service by all of staff. Dr. Monaco is an exceptional physician, whom I look forward to continue seeing. I am confident that he and his team will solve my yet undiagnosed health problem, and provide a workable solution.

October 14, 2016

Dr Monaco and his staff could not be more helpful, responsive, or supportive than they are. ALL medical people and organizations should be this good. Period.

October 13, 2016

great medical provider . this is why I choose upmc

October 13, 2016

excellent Dr ! excellent inpatient care !

October 13, 2016

Dr. Monaco was excellent in all respects. Everyone else did their jobs with me very well.